Recovery Songs


In Early Recovery, I came across music and lyrics that helped carry me through some of the rough times. Kirsten Virgard’s version of “A Boat on the Sea” from the film “Grace of my Heart” was one of those. Even now as I listen I am reminded of the temporary aspect of life and finding peace with letting go.

There’s a lamp that won’t light


In my poetry room


And children out playing


And a big full moon


My man’s barricaded there in his womb


He’ll be coming out soon


I remember when I met him


He blew in like the wind


No one was more beautiful


Or dangerous than him


He blew through my soul


Like a tangerine wind


He’ll be coming out soon



I never knew I


Was built so strong


My heart


My heart is a boat on the sea


I never thought I


Was built for hurricanes


My heart


My heart is a boat on the sea



Luxury looms on a fog bound day


I’m not alone now and I’m not afraid


I’m clean and I’m free. It’s all stripped away


My debts are paid


I wonder if he ever looks down on the sea


And thinks about the time


He spent with me


I know everything’s exactly how it has to be


All’s right with this world



I never knew I


Was built so strong


My heart


My heart is a boat on the sea


I never thought I


Was built for hurricanes


My heart


My heart is a boat on the sea



In the cold and the dark


You’re the grace of my heart


In the cold and the dark


You’re the grace of my heart


In the cold and the dark


You’re the grace of my heart

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